Tue 10 Dec 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2019, AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Nigel Heller, Annie Keen, *Gavin O’Sullivan, William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and *Anthony Spencer

(* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting)

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 3 members of the public were present

74/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

75/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL    Councillors Keen and Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.   

PREJUDICIAL -none.

76/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th November 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 5th November 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

77/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

78/19.           Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 4th December 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on the 4th December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and adopted by the Council

79/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

A resident asked for an update on the speeding issue on Black Lion Hill.  The Council were informed that an application for a SID has been submitted and is supported by the local County Councillor. The result of this will not be known for several months.

80/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Upcoming Events

The meeting discussed the Christmas event on Sunday 15th December and the Chanukah event on Saturday 28th December.  Councillors offered their help where they are available.

  • VE Day 2020

It was AGREED that this will be added to the January agenda for further discussion

  • Distribution of Salt

The meeting was informed 30 bags of salt have been delivered and a resident is very kindly holding on to them. It was agreed that the Chairman will distribute the bags to the worst effected streets when the snow is due.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that hopefully we will hit 50 responses to Regulation 16 that closes at midnight on the 10th December 2019. The examiner still needs to be appointed before the referendum can take place. It was AGREED to add the adoption of the plan to the January agenda.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting was informed that the skip being held in Shenley Park has been very useful. The team now have 10 volunteers. The Parish Council thanked the team for all their hard work.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are attending regularly and doing well.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks. 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting discussed the request to hire out Harris Lane and the pavilion.  It was agreed not to pursue this at this time.  The clerk will inform the people who made the request.

  • Media Committee

Will be meeting in January

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be on Wednesday 11th November to see the musical 9-5.

  • Police Update

The meeting was informed that there is a new PCSO – Suzi Tether. She met with some residents last weekend at Tesco to intro herself and listen to issues raised.

In the new year, a local Crime Prevention seminar for the residents will be organised and hosted by the PCSO group, with a Parish Council follow up introducing local companies that provide anti-crime devices such as house alarms, cameras etc.

The meeting was informed that ASB crime has reduced by 28%,

Following a meeting with the police sergeant and Inspector it was agreed that police updates will be added to the Shenley Parish FB page. They also confirmed that any private video (Ring door, CCTV cams etc) can, and will, be used in evidence when appropriate after a crime has been committed. It was also suggested that any suspicious or unusual behaviours should be reported to 101.

  • Drive Safe Update

Paperwork still needs to be completed by the Chairman.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the entrance to the Park from Radlett Lane will now be done at the beginning of January 2020.

81/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

APPLICATION NO.

ADDRESS

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

19/1776/FUL

Green Acre Lodge, Green Street, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BD

Change of use of former annexe to create a self-contained 2 bed dwelling with amenity space.

19/1802/HSE

13 Harris Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9ED

Single storey rear extension following removal of existing extension and conservatory. Conversion of loft to habitable room with front and rear dormer

windows.

19/1803/HSE

22 Southerton Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LJ

Conversion of garage to habitable room and relocation of front door.

19/1804/FUL

26 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT

Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of detached 4 bed house. (Revision to application 17/2358/FUL)

19/1819/HSE

Catherine Bourn Farm Mimms Lane Ridge Hertfordshire

Demolition of existing derelict outbuildings and plant storage area and construction of new detached 2 storey garage and storage facility adjacent to main dwelling.

19/1828/CLE

Pursley Farm 2 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire

Continued use of the property known as Building 16 and Yard 16 as an industrial unit with an administration office for the operation of the business and yard area to store & repair machinery and vehicles associated with the business. Certificate of Lawful Development (Existing)

19/1859/HSE

2 Anderson Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EQ

Construction of new front porch and demolition of existing rear extension.

19/1905/CLE

Pursley Farm 2 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire

Continued use of the property known as building 23 as a car sales business

for the cleaning, valeting and storage of cars associated with the business.

Certificate of Lawful Development (Existing).

19/1902/HSE

3 Ashmeads Court, Porters Park Drive, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JU

Conversion of double garage to habitable space to include alterations to front fenestration.

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

82/19.           Financial matters

  • The Accounts for payment for the November 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £8,255.80 be APPROVED
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: –RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring reports for November be APPROVED
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report for November 2019 be APPROVED.
  • Grant Requests using the General Power of Competence: –

Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED to give Sir Richard Cox a grant of £800 (it was agreed that this figure will be increased for 2020)

  • Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED: –

 To purchase 4 x £50 vouchers for Mr Nakrani, Mr Beaton, Mrs Beaton and Mr Leboff for all their help with the Parish Council throughout the year. Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the request.

  • Following a proposer and a seconder it was AGREED: –

To purchase 7 x £15 ‘Café In The Orchard’ vouchers for ACS volunteer as a thank you for all their hard work.

  • The Council RESOLVED to APPROVE the Budget requirement for the year 2020/21
  • The Council RESOLVED to APPROVE the precept amount of £79,734.00
  • It was AGREED that the Clerk notify Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

83/19.           The meeting ended at 8.20p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER 2019

provision

action

by

action

Planning Applications

Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.

Clerk

Actioned

Cllr Street responsibility

Divide streets amongst Cllrs

Clerk & Cllr W Susman

ASAP

Change bank accounts

Begin paperwork

Clerk

ASAP

To be added to January agenda

*VE Day – 75 years Councillors to think how they would like to commemorate the event

*Christmas Lights – Engage with the community

*Adopt Shenley Plan

Councillors

Jan meeting

Precept

Send precept to HBC

Clerk

Following Jan meeting

 

 

 

 

Tue 5 Nov 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Nigel Heller, Annie Keen, Gavin O’Sullivan, William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and Anthony Spencer

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 3 members of the public were present

64/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

65/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL    Councillors Keen and Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.   

PREJUDICIAL -none.

66/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd October 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 2nd October 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

67/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

68/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were no questions from residents

69/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Upcoming Events

The meeting discussed all the upcoming events and councillors offered their help where they are available.

  • Agree Timing for Christmas at The Cage

As the ride around Shenley is not able to take place this year, it was agreed that the Santa event at the Cage will take place on Sunday 15th December 5.30-6.30pm.

  • CCTV – Update

The meeting was informed that the new cameras were now in place and the contracts were signed.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 is now in place and will close on Tuesday 10th December.  There will be a public meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm.  Short versions of Regulation 16 have been produced and will be handed out on the night.  The Councillors were asked to encourage people to give their feedback on Regulation 16.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

Seven members of the ACS team met up and did an excellent job all around Shenley. The Parish Council thanked them for all their hard work.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are attending weekly and doing well.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks.  This week they did an excellent job of cleaning around the war memorial base.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting AGREED for gates to be put up in the allotments stopping people driving along the wildlife area, along the side of the allotments.

  • CIL

The meeting was informed that the clerk and chairman met with HBC to discuss CIL and clarify what and where it can be used.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to Report.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be on Wednesday 11th November to see the musical 9-5.

  • Police Update

The meeting was informed there have been recent burglaries in Shenley, and the CCTV will need to be looked at for potential useful footage.  The local PCSO ran a surgery in the tea rooms, however it needed to be better advertised.

  • Drive Safe Update

Paperwork still needs to be completed by the Chairman.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the entrance to the Park from Radlett Lane will be done between Christmas and New Year. The work to the greenhouses is currently being done. Apple Day was a great success.

70/18.                       Correspondence Received:

London Luton Airport Ltd Expansion Consultation

71/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  •       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/1548/CLE White Cottage Mimms Lane Shenley Radlett Erection of single storey dwelling and stable building. Certificate of Lawful Development (existing).
19/1621/CLP 24 Newcome Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EJ Construction of single storey side and rear extension. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed).
19/1666/ADV McDonalds Restaurant Ltd Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire Installation of 4 x internally illuminated menu board signs and 1 x digital screen (Application for Advertisement Consent).
19/1656/HSE 9 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single storey side and rear extension.

With regards to: –

19/1669/HSE 33 Mulberry Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LB Single storey rear extension and conversion of loft to habitable room to include rear dormer with Juliet balcony.
19/1673/HSE 30 Hamblings Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JJ Construction of single storey front infill extension between house and garage (revised application).

The Council OBJECTED to these applications on the grounds that: –

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene
  • It is not in-keeping with the emerging Neighbourhood Plan

 (i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

72/19.           Financial matters

There were none

The meeting was reminded that the December Parish Council meeting will take place on TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER.

73/19.           The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
VE Day – 75 years To be added to December agenda – Councillors to think how they would like to commemorate the event Councillors Dec meeting

Tue 2 Oct 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Annie Keen, Gavin O’Sullivan, William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and Anthony Spencer

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 3 members of the public were present

53/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller and County Councillor Morris Bright.

54/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL    Councillors Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.   

PREJUDICIAL -none.

55/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd September 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 3rd September 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

56/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

57/19.           Minutes of the Allotment Committee Meeting held on 19th September 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Allotment Committee meeting, held on the 19th September 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr N Susman and adopted by the Council

58/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

A statement was made regarding the speeding issues down Black Lion Hill.  It was stated that in July whilst a speed camera was in action and tickets were being issued, a resident was informed that someone who was issued a ticket would be objecting to it in court.  The meeting was informed that the court ruled in favour of the speeding car due to the poor signage along Black Lion Hill.

The meeting was informed that the Clerk and Cllr N Susman would be attending a police seminar to investigate funding for a speed camera.

The meeting was also informed that there had been an incident of fly tipping near Clore Shalom School and the clerk would report it to County Council as the residents who had reported it, had not had any joy with either Borough or County Council.

59/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Parish Council Surgeries

Following a discussion, it was AGREED to stop the Parish Council Surgeries as these have been poorly attended. It was felt the reason for this is that residents contact the Council when issues arise.

The meeting went on AGREE that the December Parish Council meeting be moved from Tuesday 3rd December to Tuesday 10th December as it was apparent the meeting would not be quorate.

  • Climate Change

The meeting was informed that Hertsmere Borough Council are doing what they can to aid this.  It was suggested that the Parish Council should be recycling as much as possible should do less printing. It was also suggested that the Parish Council purchase reusable cups for the SCAG trip and attendees would be expected to bring them with on the trips.

  • Upcoming Events

The meeting discussed all the upcoming events and councillors offered their help where they are available.

  • CCTV – Update

Nothing to report

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was updated with regards to the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The ACS team are next meeting on Sunday 6th October to work along Green Street and Porters Park Drive. The meeting thanked the ACS team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are attending weekly and doing well.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

  • Allotments

The meeting discussed the possibility of looking into the Woodland Trust ‘Plant a Tree’ Campaign.  It was AGRRED a member of the Allotment Committee would be asked to investigate this further.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to Report.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be on Wednesday 13th November to see the musical 9-5.

  • Police Update

Nothing to report

  • Drive Safe Update

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that following the request by residents via the Parish Council for poo bin in the park, the Parish Council were informed that the Park Trust do not have the funds available for this.

This led on to the meeting discussing and AGREEING to putting bullet points on the website, highlighting the outcome of monthly Parish Council meeting.

60/18.                       Correspondence Received:

Nothing received

61/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  •       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/1438/FUL Arsenal Training Centre, Bell Lane, London Colney, Hertfordshire Single storey extension to existing Media building to provide additional facilities for the Arsenal women’s tram.

With regards to: –

19/1307/HSE 21 Shenleybury Cottages, Shenleybury, Hertfordshire Demolition of existing garage and construction of single storey side extension

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is overdevelopment.

 (i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

62/19.           Financial matters

  • that the monthly petty cash reports for September would be sent out by email

(IV)     Grant Requests using the General Power of Competence: –

There were none

63/19.           The meeting ended at 8.50p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER 2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Salt Request free to bags Clerk ASAP
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
December parish Council meeting Change date from Tuesday 3rd December to Tuesday 10th December Clerk Actioned
Report fly tipping to HCC Fly tipping near Clore Shalom Clerk Actioned

Tue 3 Sept 2019 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Gavin O’Sullivan and William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and Anthony Spencer

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 7 members of the public were present

40/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Annie Keen and County Councillor Morris Bright.

41/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL    Councillors Spencer and Gilligan declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.  

                        Councillors Natalie and William Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning the land adjoining the King William IV pub 

PREJUDICIAL -none.

42/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9th July 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 9th July 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

43/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

44/19.           Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 11th July 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on the 11th July 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

45/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

A question was asked regarding the Shenley Parish Council’s response to the Hertsmere Plan, regarding a site on Harris Lane. The response drew a comparison between a brown belt site and a green belt site, and it was felt a concession was being made with this particular site. Cllr Gilligan said that this was not the case and they would continue to fight any development in the green belt.

Following a discussion, it was AGREED that Councillor Gilligan would contact Hertsmere Borough Council to clarify the position and request the comments are removed from the public domain.

A question was then asked regarding the situation with the Right to Bid on the King William and The White Horse pubs. It was stressed that they were upset with Hertsmere Borough Council for taking so long to reply initially and not update the Council with any developments.

After a lengthy discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council will write to the head of legal at Hertsmere to highlight the disappointment at the length of time it has taken for them to engage with us on this matter.

46/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • CCTV – Update

Cllr Heller updated the meeting on the situation with the CCTV cameras.  Shenley have 2 cameras, one on loan, and one that was purchased several years ago.  The camera that SPC own now needs replacing.  Cllr Heller informed the meeting that a new agreement is in place where we will purchase a new camera and lease another and rent the third (the finance for this was agreed at the finance committee). 

Following a discussion, it was AGREED that the 3 locations would be: – Ribston Close, Cockle Way and Pound Lane opposite the pond.  

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was updated with regards to needing a SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment), which is now not necessary. The next stage will be Regulation 16 which will be the final consultation period.  A public meeting will be held before the end of the year.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the ACS team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Clllr Keen has met with the supervisor 4 times and allocated work. So far, they have cleared overgrowth for 2 residents who have contacted the Parish Council. They have worked in the Spinney to enable the paths to be cleared. The front of Wilton Lodge up to the bus stop in London Road has been cleared of overgrown vegetation as has Porters Park Road.

This month going forward they will be working their way down Green Street to try and widen path.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

  • Allotments

Meeting on Thursday 19th September.

  • Shenley Fete

Thanks to the Shenley Fete and Carnival Committee for their generous donation to the Sir Richard Cox Charity.

  • Media Committee

Cllr Ash updated the meeting, informing that contact has been made with those groups that advertise in Shenley Village Matters and on the website.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be booked shortly.

  • Police Update

Cllr Heller informed the meeting that crime has levelled out in the Shenley area and there are continued discussions and meetings to try and reduce the levels of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour. Since Jan 2019 there have been a total of 148 incidents reported in the Shenley Parish, and they have consisted of:

ASB                             27%

Burglary                     8%

Arson                          13%

Public Disorder         7%

Vehicle crime             11%

Other                          34%

In June we welcomed PCSO  Kleanthis Kourtoubelides to Shenley, who has already engaged with the Councillors and is working closely with them.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that apple Day is on 13th October.  

47/18.                        Correspondence Received:

HAPTC Bulletin
HBC News For you
Waldon Proposed Base Station Installation

48/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  •       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0975/FUL Shenley Park, Radlett Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire Alterations to corner kerb and pavement on the west side of the Shenley Park access road east junction on Radlett Lane
19/1229/FUL King William IV 82 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of a detached 4 bed dwelling on the land adjacent to 82 London Road, and reconfiguration of the existing Public House car park.
19/1294/PD56A The Farm House Barn The Farm House Salisbury Hall Drive London Colney Change of use of agricultural barn to residential dwelling house (C3) with alterations to create first floor level accommodation and changes to fenestration.

With regards to: –

19/1265/HSE 53 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Part single, part two storey rear extension.
19/1346/HSE 4 Harris Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EB Single storey extensions to front, rear and both sides, following demolition of existing side and rear extensions. Conversion of loft to habitable room with 3 x rear dormer windows.

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is overdevelopment.

 (i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

49/19.           Financial matters

  • that the monthly petty cash reports for July and August 2019 be approved

(IV)     Grant Requests using the General Power of Competence: –

Shenley Primary School request for £2659.50 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1524.60 given in 2014, 2015 and 2016, £1474.50 given in 2017 and £1500.00 given in 2018)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,500.00

  • to change bank for Shenley Parish Council from NatWest to Unity Bank
  • to change bank for Shenley Community Activities Group (SCAG) from NatWest to Unity Bank

50/19.           The meeting ended at 10.00p.m.                                                     Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 9 JULY2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Right to Bid Email HBC Chairman and Clerk ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Future Initiative Committee Arrange meetings   Clerk ASAP
Neighbourhood Plan Clarify position regarding Harris Lane site to HBC Cllr Gilligan ASAP
Grant request Send cheques Clerk ASAP
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
       

Thu 11 July 2019 SPC Finance Committee

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE HELD ON THURSDAY 11th JULY 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT:      Councillors Rosemary Gilligan (Chair), Nigel Heller, Anthony Spencer and William Susman

IN ATTENDANCE:     Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

1                APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE            

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Gavin O’Sullivan and accepted by the Committee.

2                DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST     

There were none     

3                MINUTES OF FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 7th February 2019

It was AGREED that the minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting, held on 7th February 2019 be confirmed as a correct record.

4                MATTERS ARISING 

There were no matters arising

5                ADDITIONAL CCTV CAMERAS

The meeting AGREED to purchase an additional camera with the maximum spend being £8,000. Cllr Heller will speak with Stevenage CCTV to discuss the best value for money deal, including the option of trading in the old CCTV camera.

It was AGREED the clerk would add to the budget £1,500, due to the depreciating value of the camera.  The meeting NOTED the camera would need replacing after 5 years

6                CONTINUATION OF PATH IN ROOKERY FIELD

The meeting AGREED that paying for the continuation of the path to be laid in Rookery Field was at present not financially possible.

It was AGREED that the Community Payback team would be asked if they can repair/replace the small bridge that connects Hillcrest Field with Rookery Field.

7                HOW MUCH CIL MONEY WE HAVE AND WHAT IT CAN BE SPENT ON

The meeting discussed what CIL money is available and what it can be spent on, this included the possibility of spending it on the new CCTV camera.

8                BUDGET COMPARISON – THIS YEARS SPEND COMPARE TO LAST YEAR.

The meeting looked through the budgets and spending trends. 

The meeting AGREED to hold an outdoor cinema event next year, AGREEING that £3,000 be added to the budget for this.

It was AGREED the clerk will add to the budget the increase of grounds maintenance. Clerk to get a list of all the works that the Gough’s carry out.

9                CLOSE OF MEETING

The meeting closed at 9pm                                                              CHAIR

Tue 9 July 2019 Shenley Parish Council Minutes

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 9th JULY 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Gavin O’Sullivan and William Susman (Chair)

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 2 members of the public were present

31/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Annie Keen Natalie Susman, Anthony Spencer and County Councillor Morris Bright.

32/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Susman and Gilligan declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.  

PREJUDICIAL -none.

33/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th June 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 4th June 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

34/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

35/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions.  It was requested on behalf of residents unable to attend, that the CCTV camera be moved from London Road to Ribston Close.  It was AGREED and the Clerk will request the move.

36/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Appoint Councillor to act as a Trustee on Shenley Park Trust

Following a Proposer and a Seconder it was AGREED that Cllr Gilligan be appointed.

  • Parish Council Surgeries – Agree on timings in order to accommodate residents

It was AGREED to hold surgeries at different times to the Parish Council meeting in order to accommodate residents.  It was AGREED the next Councillor surgery will take place on Tuesday 10th September 8pm – 9pm in The Hub

  • Division of Shenley Streets amongst the Councillors

It was AGREED the clerk and Cllr Susman will divide the streets and allocate to the Cllrs.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan is currently with Hertsmere Borough Council and they hope it will be released for public consultation in October.

  • Drive Safe

The meeting was informed that the Drive Safe campaign is progressing.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting noted the email regarding the ACS group and thanked the team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team have returned to Shenley and have started work again in the Spinney.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

  • Allotments

Nothing to report

  • Shenley Fete

The fete was a huge success and the meeting thanked the Shenley Fete and Carnival Committee for all their hard work.

  • Media Committee

The meeting discussed web hosting and AGREED to move to a new provider. A meeting has been arranged for 22 July and we will report back at the meeting in September

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The summer trip to Southend On Sea was very successful.

  • Police Update

A meeting was informed that a new PCSO for Shenley started on 1st July.  It was AGREED that the Parish Council will produce containing Hertfordshire contact numbers a leaflet to be distributed to Shenley residents.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the new entrance will be done in the summer and the greenhouses are currently being refurbished  

37/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  •       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0812/HSE  14 Hillcrest Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DD Single Storey Rear Extension. 
19/0891/CLP 21 Shenleybury Cottages Shenleybury Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DJ Demolition Of Existing Garage And Construction Of Single Storey Side Extension. Certificate Of Lawful Development (Proposed).

With regards to: –

*19/0965/FUL Manor Lodge School, Ridge Hill, Shenley Hertfordshire, WD7 9BG Alterations and extensions to the “Coach House” grade II listed building and partial demolition to buildings within the curtilage to include in-filled courtyard with lift and staircase, glazed atrium, relocated main entrance with new clock turret, changes to fenestration and hard and soft landscaping to the new pedestrian approach.
*19/0966/LBC Manor Lodge School, Ridge Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BG Alterations and extensions to the “Coach House” grade II listed building and partial demolition to buildings within the curtilage to include in-filled courtyard with lift and staircase, glazed atrium, relocated main entrance with new clock turret, changes to fenestration and hard and soft landscaping to the new pedestrian approach. (Application for Listed Building consent)

The Council would not objectto this application as long as the Grade II listed buildings are not effected.

 (i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

38/19.           Financial matters

  • July 2019 meeting

The Accounts for payment for the June 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £7,725.17 be approved.

  • Section 137 Grant Requests: – There was none

39/19.           The meeting ended at 8.50p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 9 JULY2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Right to Bid Continue to chase Clerk ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
*Allotment Committee *Future Initiative Committee Arrange meetings   Clerk ASAP
Shenley Parish

Tuesday 14 June Shenley Parish Council Minutes

Shenley Parish Council

 MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 4th JUNE 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Nigel Heller, Annie Keen, Gavin O’Sullivan, Natalie Susman, William Susman (Chair) and Anthony Spencer

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 7 members of the public were present

21/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllrs Jonathan Bonn and Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

22/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.  

PREJUDICIAL -none.

23/19.           Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 14th May 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Annual Parish Council meeting, held on the 14th May 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

24/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14th May 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 14th May 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

25/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

26/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions.  There were none. The Chairman thanked the residents for attending.

27/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Approve and Adopt Information & Data Protection Policy

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Code the Information & Data Protection Policy

  • Approve and Adopt Retention & Disposal Policy

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Retention & Disposal Policy

  • Approve and Adopt Publication scheme

Following a proposal and a seconder it was agreed to ADOPT the Publication scheme.

  • General Power of Competence

The Council RESOLVED and CONFIRMED conditions of eligibility for the General Power of Competence –Local Govt Act 2011 (requirements being a CILCA qualified Clerk, 2/3 of Councillors to have been elected)

  • Information regarding upgrade to the existing mobile base-station at Bowmans Green Farm

The meeting NOTED the information.

  • Parish Council Surgeries

The second surgery was held prior to the meeting and is proving very successful.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Plan is currently with Hertsmere Borough Council and they hope not to have to carry out the SEA.  The next Steering Group meeting is on 12th June.

  • Drive Safe

The meeting was informed that the Drive Safe campaign is progressing with the police checking lead volunteers. It was NOTED that a commitment is wanted from the police, that where evidence is collected it will be actioned.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley. A session took place last week and 15 sacks of refuse were collected.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

Unfortunately, the team have not been to Shenley for 5 weeks. A list of urgent works that need doing is being collated.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The meeting was informed that someone had tried to steal the new benches, fortunately this did not happen.

  • Allotments

A date for the Allotment Committee will be sent out.

  • Shenley Fete

The fete is taking place on 23/06/19, with the prep work being done on 22/06/19.  The meeting was asked if anyone could help over the weekend that would be greatly appreciated.  It was suggested that help be asked via Facebook. It was also suggested that a Councillor attends the fete committee meetings as there is currently no Parish Council representation on the committee. It was AGREED this would be looked at.

  • Media Committee

The latest edition of Shenley Village Matters will be sent out in the coming weeks.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Clerk informed the meeting that the summer trip on Wednesday 26th June to Southend On Sea is proving very popular.

  • Police Update

A meeting between SPC and HBC has taken place to discuss working with the police and specifically the PCSO’s in Shenley.  As a result, there will be a meeting with the SPC, HBC and the police to discuss this further. It was also mentioned that there may be a possibility to ask HBC to fund or part fund wildlife cameras in Shenley.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that there will be 2 new Parish Councillor trustees on Shenley Park Trust.

28/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  •       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.
APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0716/HSE 30 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Construction of single storey front extension.
19/0718/HSE 30 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ Construction of part single part 2 storey side extension

With regards to: –

19/0738/FUL Thatched Cottage, Silver Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5PW Single storey replacement dwelling with accommodation at basement level.
19/0739/LBC Thatched Cottage, Silver Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5PW Single storey replacement dwelling with accommodation at basement level (Application for Listed Building Consent).

The Council OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is a gross overdevelopment as well as OBJECTING on the grounds that it is inappropriate development within the Green Belt.

 (i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

29/19.           Financial matters

  • June 2019 meeting

The Accounts for payment for the June 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £13,664.10 be approved.

  • Section 137 Grant Requests: –
  • Shenley District and Horticultural Society grant request (£200 was given in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £200, subject to seeing a copy of their accounts.

  • Junior Netball Academy grant request for £2,900

Following a discussion, it was AGREED that the parish Council do not have sufficient funds to support the application.  However, it was AGREED that if they wish to apply again in the future then they can do so.  A copy of the Grant Awarding Policy will be sent with the reply.

  • The Council NOTED that the Internal Audit was carried out on 21st May 2019
  • The Council NOTED and RECEIVED the Internal Auditor’s Internal Audit report for year ended 31st March 2019.
  • The Council REVIEWED Section 4 of Annual Return (Internal Audit Report)
  • The council confirmed the fidelity insurance cover for 2019/20 was at £150,000.
  • The Council NOTED and APPROVED the Asset Register – disposals and additions.
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED the earmarked reserves
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED section 1 of Annual Return (Annual Governance Statement)
  • The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED section 2 of annual report (Accounting Statements)
  • The Council NOTED that the Notices of Appointment date for the exercise of elector’s rights have been completed and will be displayed on the parish council notice board.

30/19.           The meeting ended at 9.22p.m.                                                       Chairman

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 4 JUNE 2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Right to Bid Continue to chase Clerk ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
*Allotment Committee *Finance Committee *Future Initiative Committee Arrange meetings   Clerk ASAP
Shenley Fete Committee Council representation needed CLLRS ASAP

Tue 14 May 2019 – Annual Meeting

 MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY, 14 MAy 2019, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY.

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Natalie Susman, William Susman and Anthony Spencer.

In attendance:                        Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS

The Chair, Councillor William Susman formally called the meeting to order and welcomed those present.

  1. ELECTION OF CHAIR

Councillor Susman invited nominations for the position of Chair with Councillor Susman being nominated and duly seconded. Following a vote Councillor Susman was duly elected. Councillor Susman confirmed his willingness to act in the capacity of Chairman to the council:-

RESOLVED that councillor William Susman be appointed chair of the council for the municipal year 2019/2020.

  1. ABSENCE OF MEMBERS AND DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE

OF OFFICE

Councillor Susman completed the acceptance of office form for

the position of chair which was witnessed by the clerk as proper officer.  The remaining Councillors duly signed their acceptance of office forms, which were witnessed by the clerk as proper officer. Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Annie Keen and Gavin O’Sullivan.

Councillor Susman remained in the chair and, in so doing, expressed his appreciation and thanks for the support of all the members of the Parish Council and welcomed all new Councillors and hoped they will enjoy their new roles and would carry out good work for the people of Shenley.

  1. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

Nominations for the position of Vice-Chair were invited with Councillor Nigel Heller being nominated and duly seconded. Following a vote Councillor Heller was duly elected. He confirmed his willingness to act in that capacity, and the council:-

RESOLVED that Councillor Nigel Heller be appointed Vice-Chair of the council for the municipal year 2019/2020.

  1. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

2019/2020

Finance Committee:

The Council;

RESOLVED—that a Finance Committee be appointed for the

municipal year 2019/2020 comprising the Chair and Vice-Chair of the

Council ex-officio, and Councillors Rosemary Gilligan Gavin O’Sullivan and Anthony Spencer.

Allotment Committee

The Council;

RESOLVED—that an Allotment Committee be appointed for the

municipal year 2019/2020 comprising the Councillors Rosemary Gilligan, Annie Keen and Natalie Susman, together with five allotment holders and a representative of the Shenley and District Horticultural Society.

The Council;

RESOLVED—that the following working groups be appointed for the

municipal year 2019/2020, which will act in an advisory capacity and

will have no decision making powers. They will appoint their own chairs and meet as and when they determine, subject to them reporting to the full Council. They will have full powers to co-opt or consult with any members of the public.

  • Future Initiative Working Group comprising Cllrs Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Annie Keen and Natalie Susman.
  • Media Working Group comprising of Cllrs Justine Ash, Helen Annie Keen and members Guy Beaton, Nicky Beaton & Dayaram Nakrani.
  • Planning Group comprising Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan and Nigel Heller.
  • Police and Crime including CSP (Community Safety Partnership) comprising of Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Nigel Heller and Anthony Spencer.
  • Youth Committee Comprising Cllrs Justine Ash, Natalie Susman and William Susman.
  • Neighbourhood Plan Comprising Cllrs Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan, Annie Keen Gavin O’Sullivan and William Susman as the Parish Council representatives. Interested individuals can become involved as associate members of the group.
  1. APPOINTMENT/NOMINATION OF MEMBERS/REPRESENTATIVES

TO SERVE ON OUTSIDE BODIES

The Council;

RESOLVED – that the following representatives be appointed/confirmed/ nominated (as appropriate) as the Council’s representatives on the bodies indicated:-

  • Shenley Village Hall Management Committee- Councillor Gavin O’Sullivan- 2019/2020
  • Shenley Park Trust – Councillors Nigel Heller (the period of office expires May 2023) and Annie Keen (the period of office expires May 2023).
  • Sir Richard Cox’s Charity – Councillors Rosemary Gilligan & Natalie Susman together with Mrs Nicky Beaton and Mrs Liz Trott.

6          Financial Regulations

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Financial Regulations for Shenley Parish Council.

7          Standing Orders

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Standing Orders for Shenley Parish Council.

8          HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to adopt the Health and Safety policy for Shenley Parish Council.

  1. INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS

Following a proposer and a seconder it was NOTED that the internal Financial Controls for Shenley Parish Council will be adopted once the bank has moved to one with online banking facilities

  1. DIRECT DEBITS

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the Direct Debits for Shenley Parish Council.

  1. DATES OF MEETINGS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL AND THE PARISH MEETING FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2019/2020
The Council;

RESOLVED—That the following dates of meetings be confirmed for the

Municipal Year 2019/2020: (The first Tuesday of the month)

YEAR 2019

YEAR 2020

Tuesday 14 May– Annual Parish Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday due to election)

Tuesday 7 January

Tuesday 4 June

Tuesday 4 February

Tuesday 9 July

Tuesday 3 March –  Annual Parish Meeting

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Tuesday 3 March

Tuesday 3 September

Tuesday 7 April

wednesday 2 October

Tuesday 5 May – Annual Parish Council Meeting

Tuesday 5 November

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Tuesday 3 December

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(N.B. No Meeting Scheduled For August 2019)

The Meeting terminated at 7.50pm.

                                                                                                            15th June 2019

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Chairman

Tuesday 14th May 2019 – Parish Minutes

Shenley Parish Council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 14th May 2019, AT 7.50PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Natalie Susman, William Susman (Chair) and Anthony Spencer

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 6 members of the public were present

 

11/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllrs Annie Keen and Gavin O’Sullivan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

12/19.           Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan, Heller and Spencer declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

13/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd April 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 2nd April 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

 

14/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

15/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions. Mr D Nakrani introduced himself to the Councillors in his capacity, running the Parish Council website.

 

The Chairman thanked the residents for attending.

 

16/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • E-Mail from resident – S.Madsen

The meeting noted the email. It was AGREED that the question concerning the old police property on Harris Lane would be looked into by Borough Councillors Susman and Spencer

With regards to the question of Pursley Field. It was AGREED this would be discussed at the next meeting with Borehamwood 2000 Football Club.

 

  • E-Mail from resident – L.Morris

The meeting noted the email. It was NOTED that Cllr Spencer has spoken with environmental health regarding the unsightly state of the private land that runs along The Spinney. It was AGREED that the Parish Council would send a letter to the resident asking for the area to be tidied.

 

  • Councillor Street Responsibilities

Councillor W Susman suggested that Councillors each take responsibility for individual streets.  It was AGREED the clerk and Cllr Susman will divide the streets and allocate to the Cllrs.

 

  • Bell Lane – Issues from residents

Councillor W Susman informed the meeting that he had met with residents and was now looking at each item individually, as well as perhaps arranging for an SID to be put in Bell Lane.

 

  • Parish Council Surgeries

Following the success of this evenings first Council surgery at 6.30pm, it was AGREED that these would be run regularly.  It was suggested that the times alternate as 6.30pm may be too early for some residents to attend.  It was AGREED that timings would be looked at.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

Councillor Gilligan updated the Council with regards to the Neighbourhood Plan and the fact that it is still in the consultation period. The Council unanimously AGREED to continue to support the Neighbourhood Plan in its entirety.  Cllr Gilligan went on to inform the meeting that a new area for development is being looked at by HBC, which was not previously known. The Steering Group will be meeting again shortly.

 

  • Drive Safe

Councillor Susman informed the meeting that this is currently with the police.  The parish Council have requested to monitor Porters Park Drive both ways, London Road both ways, Green Street both ways and Black Lion Hill both ways.

 

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for continuing to work so hard for Shenley.

 

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The meeting AGREED the team have done a great job on The Spinney.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The meeting  were informed that the new benches are now in place and the broken benches have been removed.

 

  • Allotments

The meeting were informed that there had been a burst water main but this has now been repaired.

 

  • Shenley Fete

The Councillors were asked if anyone is available to help on the day, could they contact Nicky and Guy Beaton.

 

  • Media Committee

The latest edition of Shenley Village Matters is currently being worked on.

 

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Clerk informed the meeting that the summer trip on Wednesday 26th June to Southend On Sea is already proving very popular.

 

  • Police Update

Councillor Heller informed the meeting that the CCTV footage from the Parish Council camera is being looked at to assist with an incident.  It was suggested that a visit to Stevenage CCTV headquarters be arranged for the Councillors. The clerk will look into arranging this. It was also suggested that Cllr Heller see if he can accompany the police when out in Shenley.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that Park Trust have secured match funding for works to be done on the entrance to the park as well as improving the paths and carrying out work on the green houses.

 

17/19.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  • Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.

 

APPLICATION NO. ADDRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT
19/0456/HSE

 

45 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Erection of brick built outbuilding (WC) in rear garden. (Retrospective application)
19/0536/FUL Woodhall Farm Office Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Change of use from offices [B1] to residential [C3] to provide 1 x 2 bed and 1 x 3 bed bungalows.
19/0555/HSE 2 Frank Cottages Radlett Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Erection of timber lean-to greenhouse to rear elevation.
19/0551/FUL Willows Activity Farm, Coursers Road, Colney Heath,

Hertfordshire, AL2 1BB

 

Temporary use of the car park for the siting of a marquee for corporate

Christmas parties and parking for a period of 5 years between 18 November and the 29

December each year.

19/0665/LBC Elliots Farm Rectory Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Single storey rear extension. (Application for Listed Building Consent).
19/0664/HSE Elliots Farm Rectory Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Single storey rear extension.

 

*19/0681/CLPLB Pursley Farmhouse 2 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9E Works to include electrical rewiring, repair and replacement of windows, remedial works to front elevation, roof, pedestrian entrance door to barn and main entrance doors. Certificate of Lawful Development for Listed Building (Proposed)
*19/0673/HSE 24 Juniper Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LA New outbuilding to rear of garden.

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

18/19.           Financial matters

  • May 2019 meeting

The Accounts for payment for the May 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £9,663.84 be approved.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring reports for March and April 2019 be approved.
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report for April 2019 be approved.
  • Section 137 Grant Requests: –

There were none

  • The Council AGRRED to add the additional signatory when the bank account is moved.
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that an addition of a maximum of £8,000 be given to the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan. This is in addition to money previously agreed.

 

19/19.           The meeting ended at 9.40p.m.                                                        Chairman

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Right to Bid Request to reinstate Right to Bid on White Horse and Black Lion – Chase again Clerk ASAP
Community Pay Back See if the team can paint the railings outside the Village Hall Cllr O’Sullivan ASAP
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Stevenage CCTV Arrange site visit

 

Clerk ASAP